(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins)

Generalleutnant Peter Hermann
Born: 12 May 1884 in Falkenburg, District Köslin
Died: Went Missing in May 1945 in the Combat-Area Karlsbad, officially pronounced dead with effect from 08 May 1945 by the District Court of Berlin-Lichterfeld
Promotions:
Fähnrich zur See (22 Apr 1902); Leutnant zur See (29 Sep 1904); Oberleutnant zur See (27 Apr 1907); Kapitänleutnant (27 Jan 1913); Charakter als Korvettenkapitän (30 Aug 1919); Fregattenkapitän (01 Oct 1933); Oberstleutnant (18 Apr 1934); Oberst (01 Oct 1935); Generalmajor (01 Oct 1937); Generalleutnant (01 Nov 1940)
Career:
Entered the Navy and Attended Basic-Training and Sea-Cadet on the School-Ship ‘Stein’ (10 Apr 1901-31 Mar 1902)
Naval-School Special-Briefing (01 Apr 1902-30 Sep 1903)
Officer-Candidate Of The Sea and Watch-Officer on the Liner ‘Wittelsbach’ (01 Oct 1903-30 Sep 1906)
Company-Officer with the II. Sailor-Division (01 Oct 1906-31 Mar 1907)
Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘S 38’ (Fishery Protection) (01 Apr 1907-11 Oct 1907)
Company-Officer in the II. Shipyard-Division (12 Oct 1907-31 Mar 1908)
Company-Officer in the II. Torpedo-Division (01 Apr 1908-30 Sep 1908)
With the Cadre-Battalion of the Sailor-Artillery-Battalion Kiautschou, Departure to Tsingtau and Company-Officer with the Sailor-Artillery-Battalion Kiautschou, as well as Home Journey from Tsingtau (01 Oct 1908-30 Sep 1910)
Company-Officer with the II. Torpedo-Division (01 Oct 1910-13 Sep 1913)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (01 Oct 1910-03 Jan 1911)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 182’ (04 Jan 1911-05 Nov 1911)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (06 Nov 1911-01 Dec 1911)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (18 Mar 1912-20 Mar 1912)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (19 Apr 1912-09 Jun 1912)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (02 Sep 1912-20 Sep 1912)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (02 Dec 1912-13 Dec 1912)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (03 Mar 1913-15 Mar 1913)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (25 Apr 1913-29 Apr 1913)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (18 May 1913-30 May 1913)
At the same time, Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘V 184’ (31 Aug 1913-13 Sep 1913)
Ship’s-Young-Officer on the School-Ship ‘König Wilhelm’ (14 Sep 1913-01 Aug 1914)
Watch and Torpedo Officer on the Small Cruiser ‘Niobe’ (02 Aug 1914-00 Aug 1914)
Commandant of the Ottoman Mine-Ship ‘Samsun’ (00 Sep 1914-00 Mar 1916)
Torpedo and Navigation Officer on the Heavy Cruiser ‘Goeben’ (00 Mar 1916-00 Mar 1916)
Commandant of the Torpedo-Boat ‘G 169’ (00 Mar 1916-00 May 1916)
Submarine-School, Submarine-Training and Commandant of the Submarine ‘U 9’ (00 May 1916-00 Jun 1917)
Commandant of the Submarine ‘U 58’ (00 Jun 1917-17 Nov 1917)
Placed to the Disposal of the II. Submarine-Flotilla and at the same time Temporary Flotilla-Chief (18 Nov 1917-00 Nov 1918)
Acting-Chief of the II. Submarine-Flotilla (00 Nov 1918-05 Feb 1919)
Placed to the Disposal of the Submarine-Inspection then the Chief of the Naval-Station of the North Sea and for a short time Half-Flotilla-Chief (06 Feb 1919-27 May 1919)
Retired (27 May 1919)
Entered Army Service as a Territorial-Officer in the Staff of the 2nd Cavalry-Division (1927-1929)
Retired (1929)
Employed by the Navy (Activated as Supplemental-Officer from 01 Oct 1933) as Advisor in the Fleet-Department, Naval Command (05 Feb 1930-17 Apr 1934)
Transferred to Luftwaffe Service as Department-Chief P 5, RLM (18 Apr 1934-31 Mar 1938)
Detached to the Reichs War Court (01 Apr 1938-30 Sep 1938)
Retired and Placed to Luftwaffe Disposal (01 Oct 1938-14 Nov 1939)
Wehrmacht-Commandant Pilsen (15 Nov 1939-31 Oct 1944)
Retired (31 Oct 1944)
Commander of the Volkssturm in Bohemia and Moravia (01 Dec 1944-00 May 1945)
MIA in Battle-Area Karlsbad (00 May 1945)

Decorations & Awards:
- 1914 EK I
- 1914 EK II
- U-Bootskriegsabzeichen, 1918
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse


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